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Definition of politeness:

  1. High finish; smoothness; burnished elegance.
  2. The quality or state of being polite; refinement of manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions.


gesture, tact, adroitness, genteelness, gentility, civility, formality, subtlety, amenity, attention, ingenuity, niceness, politesse, discretion, courteousness, pleasantry, dexterity, address, readiness.

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